CLO 's mission is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and adults with special needs. Since 1977, CLO has been helping individuals with developmental disabilities achieve personally satisfying, fulfilling lifestyles in the community. Read more about CLO's History
We are proud to announce that AUTISM SPEAKS has awarded it's prestigious "House to Home Prize" to our Neighborhood Network Program. This year there over 250 deserving candidates for the award.
CLO's Neighborhood Network is changing lives and providing opportunities for independent, safe, fulfilling and meaningful life for adults with autism!
Currently, 81% of adults with autism live with their aging parents. While there are many organizations and alliances dedicated to making the search for housing and community living easier, a major breakthrough that meets the escalating demand for homes and supports for those with autism is needed.
Autism Speaks sponsored the "Autism Speaks House to Home Prize" to bring about this breakthrough.
To view and download your picture from the "Just Be You" Walk for Autism click on the image below:
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the second annual "Just Be You" walk for autism. The event was hosted by The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training. Funds raised from the walk support the Autism Society the Heartland and go directly into the Kansas and Missouri communities they serve. CLO was proud to participate in this wonderful, family friendly event. In addition to the walk, there were many great activities including inflatables, crafts, games, and characters in costume.
SPRING SCHEDULES FOR DAY SERVICES ARE HERE!
Johnson County Spring Class Schedule
Douglas County Spring Class Schedule
Midnight Farm's Spring Class Schedule
We need your help!
CLO needs to raise $50,000 to complete the much needed renovations to our Day Services Center in Lawrence, KS. These funds are required to complete the remaining interior renovations for both the interior space and entrance before winter. This includes: a new, expanded, and fully accessible kitchen; a warm air-lock entryway; and some needed tables, chairs, and supplies. Please, consider supporting this important project. The people with intellectual and developmental disabilities served by CLO will benefit from your kindness and generosity for years to come. Click on the button below to contribute to the completion of Douglas County's Day Center.
BE A HERO! (Become a Foster Parent)
As a CLO foster parent you will:
-provide care for children with a developmental, physical, and/or intellectual disability
-receive intensive agency supports from CLO to assist you in the care of the child placed in your home
-receive extensive training on how to deal with the child you serve
-receive generous monthly compensation in order to meet the needs of your family, as well as the child being served in your home .
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KSHB 41 Special Report:
Thousands of people who live with a developmental disability are waiting for help from the state of Kansas
A LOT OF CAREERS WILL ASK YOU TO SACRIFICE THE MOST PRECIOUS THING YOU OWN - THE TIME SPENT WITH YOUR FAMILY...
THIS CAREER IS NOT ONE OF THEM!
Imagine if… You made a salary of $45,000 per couple; You were provided with a three or four bedroom duplex- rent-free, in a great neighborhood with excellent schools; You were provided with a utilities allowance; You had the use of a company vehicle while working; You are able to work alongside your spouse while also including your children.
Do you want a gratifying lifestyle for yourself and your family where your income doesn’t have to be spent on monthly room and board expenses? Do you want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individual who have special needs? Then stop imagining and get started with a rewarding career at CLO. This could be the best lifestyle and career choice you have ever made!
CLO is currently hiring couples with or without children to provide teaching and support for three or four persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities who live in separate, but attached, duplexes in vibrant Lawrence, KS. Family Teachers not only provide direct support but also manage home operations and supervise their support teachers. Training and professional certification in the internationally known Family Teaching Model provided. Moving stipend available to help with your move-in expenses!
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us today!